World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Spaghetti Junction

Article Id: WHEBN0000844609
Reproduction Date:

Title: Spaghetti Junction  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Gravelly Hill Interchange, Interserve, Ohio River Bridges Project, EB Cloete Interchange, Kreuz Kaiserberg
Collection: Road Interchanges
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Spaghetti Junction

The Gravelly Hill Interchange in Birmingham, England - the original Spaghetti Junction

"Spaghetti Junction" is a nickname sometimes given to a complicated or massively intertwined road traffic interchange that resembles a plate of spaghetti. The term was originally used to refer to the Gravelly Hill Interchange on the M6 motorway in Birmingham, United Kingdom.[1] In an article published in the Birmingham Evening Mail on 1 June 1965 the journalist Roy Smith described plans for the junction as "like a cross between a plate of spaghetti and an unsuccessful attempt at a Staffordshire knot", with the headline above the article on the newspaper's front page, written by sub-editor Alan Eaglesfield, reading "Spaghetti Junction".[2][3][4] Since then many complex interchanges around the world have acquired the nickname.

Contents

  • By country 1
    • Australia 1.1
    • Canada 1.2
    • Germany 1.3
    • Ireland 1.4
    • Japan 1.5
    • New Zealand 1.6
    • South Africa 1.7
    • United Kingdom 1.8
    • United States 1.9
      • Alabama 1.9.1
      • Arizona 1.9.2
      • Arkansas 1.9.3
      • California 1.9.4
        • Inland Southern California 1.9.4.1
        • Los Angeles County 1.9.4.2
        • Northern California 1.9.4.3
        • Orange County 1.9.4.4
        • San Diego County 1.9.4.5
        • Ventura County 1.9.4.6
      • Colorado 1.9.5
      • Connecticut 1.9.6
      • Delaware 1.9.7
      • District of Columbia 1.9.8
      • Florida 1.9.9
      • Georgia 1.9.10
      • Hawaii 1.9.11
      • Idaho 1.9.12
      • Illinois 1.9.13
      • Indiana 1.9.14
      • Iowa 1.9.15
      • Kansas 1.9.16
      • Kentucky 1.9.17
      • Louisiana 1.9.18
      • Maine 1.9.19
      • Maryland 1.9.20
      • Massachusetts 1.9.21
      • Michigan 1.9.22
      • Minnesota 1.9.23
      • Mississippi 1.9.24
      • Missouri 1.9.25
      • Nebraska 1.9.26
      • Nevada 1.9.27
      • New Hampshire 1.9.28
      • New Jersey 1.9.29
      • New Mexico 1.9.30
      • New York 1.9.31
      • North Carolina 1.9.32
      • Ohio 1.9.33
      • Oregon 1.9.34
      • Pennsylvania 1.9.35
      • Rhode Island 1.9.36
      • South Carolina 1.9.37
      • Tennessee 1.9.38
      • Texas 1.9.39
      • Utah 1.9.40
      • Virginia 1.9.41
      • Washington 1.9.42
      • Wisconsin 1.9.43
  • See also 2
  • References 3

By country

Australia

Canada

Germany

Ireland

  • Red Cow interchange is a major road junction in west Dublin, Ireland on the M50, meeting the N7 Naas Road (to Cork and Limerick) at a free-flow grade separated junction which incorporates a light railway line. The junction was approved and built between 1972 and 1973 to help accommodate the increased flow of traffic coming into Dublin from commuter areas to the west of the city.

Japan

  • Japan, somewhat colloquially, has adopted the term "Tentacle Junction" in lieu of the Western phrase.

New Zealand

South Africa

United Kingdom

United States

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Inland Southern California
Los Angeles County
Northern California
An aerial view of San Francisco International Airport near San Bruno, California. A spaghetti junction connects the passenger terminal roads to U.S. Route 101.
Orange County
San Diego County
Ventura County

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

The four level stack with frontage roads
  • DeKalb County outside Atlanta.
  • A massive interchange in downtown Atlanta with Interstate 85 (Downtown Connector), Capitol Avenue, Central Avenue, Fulton Street, Pryor Street, and Windsor Street.
  • Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
  • Duluth.

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Aerial photo of the Circle Interchange, looking southwest, Chicago.

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

The Kennedy Interchange in Louisville.

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia International Airport centred upon the spaghetti junction interchange on Interstate 95.

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

The "Spaghetti Bowl" in South Salt Lake, Utah.

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Spaghetti junction". English Collins Dictionary.  
  2. ^ Addison, Paul (2010). No Turning Back.  
  3. ^ "Spaghetti Junction myth is untangled". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Moran, Joe (2010). On Roads.  
  5. ^ Interchange of Hwys 401, 427 and 27, Ontario (Map).  
  6. ^ Six Points Interchange, Etobicoke, Ontario (Map).  
  7. ^ Byers, Jim (7 January 2008). "Untangling Etobicoke's messy Six Points interchange If the late Jane Jacobs had nightmares, they looked like this".  
  8. ^ Map of interchange on Google Maps (Map).  
  9. ^ Chartres, John (18 December 1970). Spaghetti Junction' opens, without warning signs"'".  (subscription required)
  10. ^ JJohnson, W.M. "A627(M) Rochdale–Oldham Motorway".  
  11. ^ Larsen, Dave (September 6, 2012). "Malfunction Junction crashes down 90%".  
  12. ^ End of the road in sight for $1 billion Grapevine project,  
  13. ^ I-95?395/495 Interchage (Map).  
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.